Since SWPS broke up for the summer holidays, four Sixth Formers have continued training with the aim to compete at this year's Henley Royal Regatta 2021. Due to COVID, the event was delayed by a month and took place at the beginning of August.
The SWPS 1st Quad prequalified for the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup (U19 Girls' Quads) racing against Commercial Rowing Club, Ireland on the morning of Wednesday 11 August.
The SWPS team of Mary O'Donnell, Emmie Kirkhope, Maddie Jones, & Bethany Illsley were unfortunately defeated by the Irish team but the opportunity to complete at the biggest event of their careers so far was a fantastic achievement and worth a hearty commendation.
This event was Emmie's final competition in SWPS colours before she graduates Year 13 and after years of loyal service to her school and the SWPS Boat Club, it is fitting she should depart after competing on such a stage.